• Family,  Motherhood,  My Blog,  Parenthood

    Minutes

    Once upon a time, I believed.  I believed sleep lost during mid-night feedings, colic, and mysterious baby ailments would be waiting for me on the other side of toddler-hood. I believed that my long-lost minutes of sleep would be returned. Then, as each child entered their pre-teen…

  • Family,  My Blog,  Writing

    Lessons of Patience and Perfection

    Lessons of patience and perfection float between the world of routine and forgotten memories. Wispy threads of Deja vu' tickle our senses. If we are lucky, a memory stakes its claim. Battling the threadbare visions of last night’s dream leave tender scars. Lingering out of…

  • Family,  My Blog,  Uncategorized

    Butterfly Kisses

    November is upon us. The coolness settles during the early morning hours as my bare feet slip slowly from the warm blankets.  The alarm blares, the signature clinking of spoons scooping cereal reach my ears and the dogs bark for their breakfast. As I shuffle farther from my bed, a…

  • Family,  Motherhood,  My Blog,  Uncategorized

    Eye of the Storm

    I was determined to reach the eye of the storm with minimal casualties. Tension attacked my senses from every angle, leaving me rattled. A mid-afternoon sun burned through the large floor to ceiling windows. Teasing me. Warming my body and taunting me with…

  • Family,  Motherhood,  Motivation,  My Blog,  Self Image,  Uncategorized

    Reflections

    Reflections shimmer, showcasing the child born of a couple, married young. Loved and trusting. Her blonde hair curls softly. A cascade of ringlets, shaped by her mother’s hand. Pretty cotton dresses decorate. Shyness sits in deep brown eyes, shaded by heavy lashes. Sitting in the future…

  • Family,  Motherhood,  Motivation,  My Blog,  SAHM,  Uncategorized,  Writing

    New Habits vs. the Old

    Today finds me sitting in a coffee shop, listening to the buzz. Students rushing in before class, some customers squinting at their laptop screens, while others hover together sharing tales of their life. Plugging in my ear buds, I soften the noises around me. Ed Sheeran…

  • Family,  Motherhood,  Motivation,  My Blog,  Uncategorized

    Hiking with Family 101

    With vacation behind us, I plugged in the camera's SIM card and watched the photos jump into my computer. Smiling faces, funny poses, and the beautiful presence of our family are now documented and preserved. I promised a glimpse at our…

  • Family,  Motherhood,  My Blog,  Uncategorized,  Writing

    Making Miles of Memories

    I survived. The travels with the family are complete. No one got left behind.  And despite the normal wear and tear caused by family togetherness, everyone is in one piece. Taking a break from writing for the week, I buckled myself in for…

  • Family,  Motherhood,  Motivation,  My Blog,  Uncategorized

    Beauty in Life

    Opening my eyes to the beauty in life is not enough.  My mind and heart need to be open, as well. Once this is posted, I will be knee-deep in Spring Break Madness. Craziness will indeed be taking place, as my…